Meteor & Tatler Award winner Luan Parle has had numerous hits & accolades including Meteor Award for Best Irish Female. Her top 10 hit single 'Ghost' spent three months in the Irish Charts and was the most played Irish single of that year featuring on numerous number 1 compilation albums.
Roll The Dice was Luan's last EP release with 3 single releases from the EP "Day Is Done", "Roll The Dice" & "You're Not Here". All singles topped the iTunes Chart, with 'Day Is Done' peaking at no. 8 in the Irish Airplay Charts & no.35 in the overall airplay charts, reaching an audience of almost 8 million listeners
Parle signed her first record deal at just 12 years of age before later signing with Sony Music & Elton John's management company Twenty First Artists.
Luan has written and recorded with some of the worlds most successful songwriters & producers including Grammy award winning Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crow, Michael Jackson, Prince, Travelling Wilburys, Elton John) & Billy Steinberg (Madonna, Roy Orbison, Cyndi Lauper, The Pretenders, Whitney Houston, The Bangles, Celine Dion).
After spending the past few years touring extensively in Germany, USA, UK, Finland, Czech Republic, Slovakia & Ireland, Luan will release her fourth studio album "Never Say Goodbye" February 7th 2020. The album features 10 original tracks including two co-writes with Dire Straits guitarist Hal Lindes.
"My Something Beautiful" will be the first single release from the album out Jan 17th 2020 kicking off her nationwide tour.
"Luan Parle is quite simply one of the most exciting singers to emerge from Ireland, or any other country for that matter! She is a superb song smith as well"
Change Your Mind
Due to the Covid 19 global pandemic, the initial plans to make a video for this single went out the window as did a lot of other things. I changed plan & decided to issue a call out for home videos in the hopes of raising spirits. I asked people who were staying home with their families and loved ones to star in the video and film themselves giving it socks and rocking out to the song. I was blown away with the response from people all over the world, from 8 month old Penny to 106 year old Nancy who also happens to be the oldest independently-living women in Ireland. The video captures incredible spirit & fun and will be sure to brighten up your day.
Change Your Mind Release Date - 10/04/20
Praise for Never Say Goodbye
RTÉ Lyric FM - Album Of The Week
RTÉ Radio 1 - Recommends
“With a voice pure and true, Luan Parle sings from the heart but aims for the gut. From lovelorn country ballads to gothic Americana to hard-hitting social commentary, with this album Luan's songwriting has matured to the point where she can rightfully claim to be the Emmylou of the Emerald Isle. Nashville are you listening?”
Nick Kelly - Music Editor broadsheet.ie
“With Never Say Goodbye, Luan Parle has delivered her finest collection of songs to date…
The single, ‘My Something Beautiful', blends jangly pop/rock smarts with country textures…guitar- driven with an insistently jaunty pace, it’s is the kind of song which would sit happily in the repertoires of Emmylou Harris, Natalie Merchant or even The Bangles. There are echoes too of Fleetwood Mac in the seductive chorus and the tune is firmly grounded in that classic, West Coast FM radio sound which has proved so enduring over the years. To put it another way, If Parle guested with [the late] Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers at their peak, the results would sound something like this...”
Colm O’Hare - Hot Press
“The result is her best record yet. Highlights include Running In Circles, a co-write with ex Dire Straits guitarist Hal Lindes that evokes Stevie Nicks"
Steve Cummins - Sunday Times
"'Never Say Goodbye' is a fine piece of work. Single ‘My Something Beautiful’ is a crisp slice of pop-country, with slick drumming and a vocal that comes with a liberal sprinkling of lovelorn tears. Indeed, there’s a country tinge throughout to the record, with Parle’s voice delicately balancing the grittiness of Emmylou Harris and the sophistication of Stevie Nicks.‘Change Your Mind’ takes a more strident stance, while ‘Falling For You’ has a languid, old-fashioned charm that’s hard not to fall for. The sturdy ‘Cocaine Corner’, meanwhile, shows how Parle has the courage to tackle critical social issues. The production gloss never outshines the material or Parle’s born-to-sing-country voice, showing that the former pre-teen prodigy has matured into a first-rate artist."
Jackie Hayden - Hot Press - 8/10
"Never Say Goodbye is a slick Country-pop record that owes as much to the likes of Stevie Nicks as it does to Dolly Parton. That’s not to say Parle is in any way a carbon-copy or wannabe country star. ‘Change Your Mind’ in particular features a riff that edges on the rockier side of Americana but this is first and foremost a country record. Parle’s vocal mastery and songwriting skill are pushed to the fore. ‘Falling For You’ is a straight-up country classic with a whiskey-swigging swing. It’s right out of the Patsy Cline playbook and marks one of the more tender moments on the new record. Check out ‘Never Say Goodbye’for surefire songwriting, soul-searching, social commentary, and sweet, sweet country tones."
Scott Edgar - Folk And Tumble - 4/5
Tinahely, Co Wicklow, IRL Courthouse Arts Centre
Courthouse Arts Centre
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Greystones, Co Wicklow , IRL The Whale Theatre
The Whale Theatre
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Blanchardstown, Co Dublin, IRL Draiocht Arts Centre
Draiocht Arts Centre
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